Jess King

Jess King

Experienced B2B Marketing Director with a history of working in the software, Saas, technology, accounting, and services space. Skilled in Management, Digital and Content Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and Sales and Marketing Alignment. Inbound certified, HubSpot certified.

Recent posts by Jess King

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Botkeeper Achieves SOC 2 Type 1 Attestation

By Jess King on Jul 1, 2020 9:03:52 AM

We are thrilled to announce that Botkeeper has successfully completed an audit established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to certify its SOC 2 Type I compliance for our automated bookkeeping platform! This audit will enable us continue to help Accounting Professionals grow their firms, improve margins, and deliver better service to their clients by augmenting manual and tedious bookkeeping work, in a safe and secure environment. Our clients can get their bookkeeping needs met knowing they're backed by the highest quality standards in the space. 

Topics: Bookkeeping Botkeeper reviews accounting technology Accounting firm growth automated accounting Cybersecurity
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Botkeeper Brings the Future of Bookkeeping Closer With $25 Million Series B Funding

By Jess King on Jun 18, 2020 8:10:00 AM

We’re bursting with excitement to announce that Botkeeper has raised a Series B round of $25 million from a group of awesome investors, which will propel our vision of growing the amazing Botkeeper community, further our mission of building the future of bookkeeping, and double down on engineering and product development for our Accounting Partners.

Topics: automated accounting Series B Fundraising the future of bookkeeping
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Botkeeper Welcomes Boston-Based Intellistack Into Partner Ecosystem

By Jess King on Apr 15, 2020 11:07:02 AM

Boston, MA – Today, IntelliStack announces that it has now joined the Botkeeper Partner Program Ecosystem. Botkeeper, a leading automated bookkeeping solution, works hand-in-hand with Accounting Firms to help grow their business, improve margins, and deliver better service to their clients by augmenting manual and tedious bookkeeping work. Clients benefit from superior software, improved accuracy (99.96%), faster processing, and more in-depth reporting and analytics. Botkeeper partners with independent Accounting Firms, CFOs, and technology companies to provide them with a scalable and cost-effective bookkeeping solution for their clients.

Topics: outsourced bookkeeping cpa
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Closing the Books: Year-End Accounting Tips

By Jess King on Dec 26, 2019 2:45:53 PM

Here's a fun fact for your holiday reflection: according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are over 1.3 million certified accountants in the US. While you may not be among their ranks, you can still learn some important skills from these hardworking professionals.

Topics: Bookkeeping tips bookkeeping tips tax
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How to Plan and Create a Construction Budgeting Analysis In 4 Steps

By Jess King on Oct 24, 2019 2:57:49 PM

Lincoln Logs, Legos, K'Nex, Erector Sets—remember how fun it was to create the structure of your dreams with any one of these building toys? As long as you had enough pieces, the possibilities seemed endless. And the best part was that you didn't need to create a construction budget or put anything down in order to bring your dream to life...just a vivid imagination!

Topics: construction accounting construction bookkeeping listen on the go Construction Budget
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What Does a Modern Bookkeeper Do?

By Jess King on Jul 23, 2019 2:26:48 PM

Bookkeeping…we’ve all heard of it, but what exactly is it? In simple terms, bookkeeping is defined as creating and maintaining the financial records and reports of a business. In short, bookkeepers take care of all the mundane tasks that are required to keep a business’ financial information in order. This includes making entries of financial transactions like accounts payables and receivables, payroll amounts, and petty expenditures. But it doesn’t end there.
Topics: automated bookkeeping bookkeeping for accounting firms, listen on the go
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Botkeeper vs. ScaleFactor vs. Pilot vs. Bench: Which Bookkeeping Software is Right for Your Business?

By Jess King on Jul 17, 2019 9:26:00 AM

Update: As of June 23, 2020, ScaleFactor announced that it would be closing.

Whether you run a startup company or manage a billion-dollar enterprise, bookkeeping is one of the most important tasks for any business. Business owners want (and need) to focus on their products and services as well as growing their company. But they also need to stay on top of bookkeeping tasks, which are tedious and time-consuming. Fortunately, there are lots of bookkeeping services available today that can help business owners streamline their bookkeeping tasks so they can focus on what matters.

Topics: outsource bookkeeping small business bookkeeping automated bookkeeping comparison listen on the go
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How Outsourced Bookkeeping Saved Ovia Health $50,000

By Jess King on May 17, 2019 9:09:00 AM

When Your Needs Outgrow Your Tools

Ovia Health is doing big things for women and families, and they need support that enables them the ability to grow at any pace, anytime. As a health and tech company, Ovia Health is committed to transforming the way employers support working women and families along their parenthood journey, improving outcomes by providing daily personalized engagement, proactively identifying potential health risks, and supporting a successful return to work.

But in 2018, the small finance team at Ovia Health needed an upgrade. They were dealing with some common accounting shortcomings related to their accounting software, in particular limited automation capabilities. This meant that they were still having to do a lot of manual bookkeeping on a regular basis, leading to human errors and inconsistencies. 

Topics: Bookkeeping Small Businesses accounting costs case study
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Tips for Planning Your 2018 Tax Returns

By Jess King on Jan 29, 2019 9:38:00 AM

If you’re putting off planning for your 2018 tax return, you’re running out of time.

The opening of each new tax season starts toward the end of January. Last year’s tax season began on January 29th, and while we’re still waiting to hear on this year’s timeline, it’s never too early to start planning.

Of course, most businesses leave their tax filing to their in-house accountants or outsourced CPAs, but whether you’re having a professional do it, or you’re taking the DIY approach, it’s good to get a jump start on the process.

Topics: Taxes tips file 2018 taxes tax planning tax preparation small business taxes
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The 3 Major Differences Between Tax Filing and Tax Planning

By Jess King on Jan 22, 2019 9:32:00 AM

Just like there’s a really, really big difference between tax avoidance (lessening tax liability and legal) and tax evasion (the deliberate under- or nonpayment of taxes and criminal), there’s a big distinction between tax planning and tax filing. Unfortunately, if you’re like most people, it’s a distinction you’re not all that familiar with.

The short version goes something like this:

  • Tax filing is when you prepare and submit your tax return to the IRS by a determined deadline.

  • Tax planning is working with a financial professional to make sure you use the tax code to your greatest advantage.

Topics: Taxes tax planning tax preparation
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Understanding Why Tax Planning Is a Vital Step for Small Businesses

By Jess King on Jan 15, 2019 9:28:00 AM

Though the deadline for filing your taxes may be months away, most small business experts agree: the two best times to get a jump on tax planning are “now” and “all the time.”

We know that isn’t always easy for an overworked, enterprising small business owner, but it’s crucial to your company’s growth and success to make tax planning and strategizing a year-round effort.

Topics: Small Businesses tax planning tax preparation small business taxes
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Tax Planning for Beginners: 6 Key Principles Explained

By Jess King on Jan 8, 2019 9:52:00 AM

Tax planning is, by definition, an assessment of your financial situation from a tax perspective for the purposes of reducing how much money you owe the government. Legally, of course. The goal is to take stock of the money you’ve made, and choose which financial choices will promote the most favorable tax treatment. You do this through proper planning, which includes strategizing, timing, leveraging tax advantageous vehicles (i.e., retirement plans), and more.

Topics: tips file 2018 taxes tax planning tax preparation

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